Effects of Magnetic History on AC Loss Minimum in BSCCO-2223 Composite Tape
E. Maievskyi, M. Ciszek and S. Trojanowski
W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław, Poland
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In the paper we report experimental results of AC magnetization losses in a multi-filamentary BSCCO-2223 superconducting composite tape due to coaxial AC and DC magnetic fields subjected perpendicularly to the plane of the tape. Such superposition of magnetic fields usually leads to some reduction of magnetization losses. A distinguished minimum in the AC loss is observed, at a certain DC bias magnetic field and at a certain fixed magnetic field amplitude. It is shown that the minimum of the AC losses very strongly depends on magnetic history of the investigated tape, which is directly related to the magnetic flux trapping within tape's superconducting filaments region. Measurements were carried out with a sinusoidally varying magnetic fields at amplitudes up to 100 mT and a superimposed DC magnetic field up to 50 mT, at frequency range of 21-113 Hz.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.130.527
PACS numbers: 84.71.Mn, 74.25.N-, 74.25.Sv, 74.25.Wx